Broud History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Broud is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was a stout person. The surname Broud is derived from the Old English word brode, which means broad. This in turn is derived from the Old English word brad, which has the same meaning.

Early Origins of the Broud family

The surname Broud was first found in Cornwall in the parish of Helland. "The barton of Brodes or Broads, which appears to have been formerly possessed by a family of that name, was for some time subsequent to the reign of James I. a seat of a younger branch of the family of Glynn." [1]

Early History of the Broud family

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Broud Spelling Variations

Broud has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Broud have been found, including Broad, Brod and others.

Early Notables of the Broud family (pre 1700)

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Australia Broud migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Broud Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Helen Broud, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Princess Royal" in 1848 [2]


  1. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCESS ROYAL 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848PrincessRoyal.htm


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